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How Do I Treat Atopic Eczema Around The Mouth
Moisturize: Moisturize with Vaseline or Aquaphor. Can use low-potency topical corticosteroids twice a day with flares but limit use as prolonged applications can cause thinning and discoloration of the skin. Also avoid triggers, daily use of Chapstick, and/or lip licking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Moisturize...: If it is due to a persistent "lip-licker" and the diagnosis is certain, then frequent (every 1-2 hours while awake) applications of vaseline should help to restore the epidermal layer that has been damaged by the continuous wet-dry-wet-dry cycles. If the child is older and absorption is not a concern, then a very low potency steroid may also help. Also, zinc supplements may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
Moisturizer: Treatment for atopic dermatitis is typically a moisterizer like cerave of eucerin or aquaphor. Avoid anything irritating - even toothpaste if it gets on the outside of your mouth can be a problem. And don't lick your lips. If these thingdon't bring releif see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical Creams: For limited localized atopic dermatitis, use a topical emmolient moisturizer to repair the epidermal barrier dysfunction. If itching is troublesome, the application of a topical steroid cream will provide relief. If there are signs of infection with fevers and yellow crusting, seek professional help for antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localized such as nummular eczema which is not atopic dermatitis. The term atopic is associated with allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis do suffer from other conditions such as asthma also. ...Read more
Eczema: Unfortunately most people cannot get rid of their eczema. They can control the symptoms but it takes work and often work every day. It is important to keep the area moisturized and to avoid scratching. If the eczema is from a specific allergy (most isn't) then avoidance of that allergen is the cure. With attention most people can keep their eczema under control but there is no cur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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